21 photos
Spring Arrivals at Sandy Hook

These images of the beginning of Spring on Sandy Hook, taken over the course of two weekends in late March, show the arrival of migrating birds and the Bird Watchers who travel from near and far to look for them. The significance of the arrivals is heightened as the continued survival of threatened species of shore birds and hawks are demonstrated by the courtship and nesting behavior of Oystercatchers and Osprey within this unique coastal scenery.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Coastlines
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Bird Watchers, Gateway, National Park, sea, hawk, Sandy Hook, Spring, birders, birds, brant, coastal, courtship, geese, march, migrating, nest, nesting, salt, scenery, shore birds, species, threatened, wetlands

A pair of Birders

A pair of Birders

Sandy Hook Observation Deck

Sandy Hook Observation Deck

Sandy Hook Observation Deck

Sandy Hook Observation Deck

Birds on Wires

Birds on Wires

Birding on the beach

Birding on the beach

Walking the Dogs

Walking the Dogs

Beach Birding

Beach Birding

Jack and his scope

Jack and his scope

A 'parcel' of American Oystercatchers dancing.

A 'parcel' of American Oystercatchers dancing.

American Oystercatcher in flight

American Oystercatcher in flight

A pair of American Oystercatchers

A pair of American Oystercatchers

Brandt Geese

Brandt Geese

Looking for a Hawk

Looking for a Hawk

Osprey returns

Osprey returns

Osprey returns

Osprey returns

Osprey nest building

Osprey nest building

Osprey pair on the nest

Osprey pair on the nest

Osprey

Osprey

Sunset on the Hook

Sunset on the Hook

Sunset on the Hook

Sunset on the Hook